Do fruit reflectance properties affect avian frugivory in New Zealand?

@article{Lim2021DoFR,
  title={Do fruit reflectance properties affect avian frugivory in New Zealand?},
  author={Ganges Lim and Kevin C. Burns},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Botany},
  year={2021}
}

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